Nearly 4000 participants from 142 countries met at the XIV World Forestry Congress on 7–11 September 2015 in Durban, South Africa – for the first time on the African continent – in a spirit of inclusiveness and with a willingness to learn from each other, share diverse points of view and gain new perspectives.
Umsonti submitted three papers to the congress, these can be viewed below:
- Community-based forestry enterprises – Lessons learnt in South Africa. Mike Howard & Msa Madlala
- Community-owned forestry as the basis for conservation and development: Miombo woodlands in Tanzania and timber plantations in South Africa Jeanette Clarke
- Forestry, an economic enabler for South Africa’s rural communities James Ballantyne, Peter Nixon